CA LCC Project

Building Habitat Connectivity for Climate Adaptation

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The goal of this project is to tap into recent advances in habitat mapping, threat assessment, and climate change projections to co-produce a scientifically sound multi-county habitat connectivity roadmap for the region spanning from the Mayacamas Mountains to the new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in concert with local land managers. The Inner Coast Ranges project area comprises an approximately 2M-acre landscape recognized as a biodiversity hotspot threatened by both habitat fragmentation and climate change.

This project will build on a nascent Landscape Connectivity Network facilitated by Pepperwood and comprised of land trusts, parks and open space districts, with state and federal land managers. In partnership with UC Berkeley, the network will build a place-based decision support platform for prioritizing and implementing habitat connectivity projects on the ground across multiple jurisdictions. The product will be a science-based prioritization of critical habitat pinch-points co-created with local land managers that identifies threatened linkages in high value habitat corridors. Specific products generated will include a region-wide prioritization of threatened linkages complemented by linkage-specific portfolio reports that evaluate site-specific benefits in terms of climate adaptation, plant and animal species conservation, and watershed integrity. These portfolio reports will provide critical support in advancing on-the-ground funding and implementation, primarily on the part of private land trusts and public open space districts, organizations that play a critical role in securing linkages between large state and federally-owned protected lands. The results will thus empower local agencies to work more effectively on-the-ground to enhance connectivity and climate resilience in the Mayacamas to Berryessa Coast Ranges.

Full Proposal Title: 
Building Habitat Connectivity for Climate Adaptation, Mayacamas to Berryessa Coast Ranges, California
Project Lead: 
Drs. E. Micheli and A. Merenlender
Status: 
In Progress
Starting Date: 
2016-01-09
Ending Date: 
2018-01-09
Total LCC Funding: 
194721
Total Matching or In-Kind Funds: 
419000
Attachments

Products of this project

Titlesort descending Deliverable Type Release Date Commons Catalog Record or External Link
Climate Space Analysis Datasets / Database Mar 2017
Core Habitats ID Datasets / Database Feb 2017
Focus area priority locations for siting connectivity action plans Conservation Plan / Design / Framework Feb 2018
Methodology for identifying landscape level priorities Methodology / Protocol May 2017
Outreach Materials for Land Owners Training / Outreach / Workshop
Portfolio reports for priority "pinch points" Conservation Plan / Design / Framework May 2018
Priority linkage "portfolio reports" Conservation Plan / Design / Framework Jun 2018
Priority linkage area selection Datasets / Database Apr 2017
Project Methods and Outputs Summary Report and User Manual User Manual / Guidance Document Jun 2018